Posted by: Nar Williams | May 16, 2008

Picture of the Week: Robot Suit Hal Elicits Tears of Joy from Geeks Everywhere

Robot Suit Hal Rules

Cyberdyne’s Robot Suit HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) is “a cyborg-type robot that can expand and improve physical capability.” Cool. Guess what else it improves? My chances at being a superhero!

Can any comic book nerd look at this suit without thinking of all those times (s)he cried himself to sleep, wishing (s)he was Iron Man? Dude, we’re halfway there — just add a freaking jetpack!

The company says the suit is designed to be used for boring stuff like physical rehab, heavy labor at factories, blah blah blah. Dude — hello? What about crime fighting? Has no one seen Robocop? They also recommend HAL users stay inside for “safety.” Are you shitting me? You create a cyborg exoskeleton suit that multiplies my normal strength by 10, and then tell me not to go outside and show off how badass I am?

The suit is available (for now) only in Japan, and rents for $1000 a month. Start saving, fanboys — I expect some Robot Jox-style backyard brawl tournaments when this baby hits The States!


  1. sweet…i want one.

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